Press Release – Pakistan Government must monitor and de-escalate the increasing Sectarianism between Sunnis and Shiah

Citizens International strongly condemns the current increasing sectarianism between Sunnis and Shiah adherents in Pakistan. This development in Pakistan can be traced to the evolving conflict in Aleppo, Syria where Shiah led Government by Bashar Assad are leading a massive military campaign to oust Sunni militants. CI received specific reports indicating Sunni extreme rightist in…

UK foreign affairs report slams ‘misguided’ Muslim Brotherhood review

Egypt’s then-president-elect Mohamed Morsi addresses tens of thousands of Egyptians in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on 29 June, 2012 (AFP)   The British government’s investigation into the Muslim Brotherhood had serious shortcomings that have damaged the country’s reputation for fair dealing, parliament’s Foreign Affairs Select Committee said in a new report on “political Islam” published on…

Will new law restrict Egyptian NGOs’ activities?

An Egyptian policeman stands guard outside the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo, Egypt, Feb. 25, 2015. (photo by KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images) CAIRO — The Egyptian parliament announced its final approval for a draft law regulating the activities of civil organizations in Egypt, amid criticism by representatives of civil society and rights organizations. These considered the law to…

Assad regime set free extremists from prison to fire up trouble during peaceful uprising

ISTANBUL / AMMAN // Syrian intelligence agencies released Islamist militants from prison to deliberately subvert a peaceful uprising and ignite a violent rebellion, according to a former regime security official. The claim comes ahead of peace talks in Switzerland on Wednesday, which President Bashar Al Assad’s government said should “fight terrorism”, a term he uses…